How many times have you been out on the lake and suddenly discovered that you need something that’s miles away at home or in your car? For many people, that happens at least once per outing.Read more
Each year thousands of people flock to Lake Martin to spend time on the water. And although the vast majority of people enjoy safe outings on the lake, during most years, one or more people will drown. Knowing how to react, and how to safely lend a hand, in an emergency situation is important for everybody who lives on the lake or spends time on the water.Read more
Driving a car is a much more controlled activity than piloting a boat. For one, a car travels on a public road marked with road signs, various meaningful lines on the roadway and speed limits. The lake is, well, wide open. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t rules of the road.Read more
ueling a boat is not the same as fueling a car.
There’s the physical problem of moving fuel from solid ground or a solid dock onto a boat in the water. Unlike automobiles, many boats have engines and fuel systems that are enclosed in areas where fuel or fumes could create a potential explosion. Boats generally have larger fuel tanks and marina fuel pumps operate faster than gas station pumps. Also, boat fuel tanks have vents and overfilling can cause fuel to leak out of the tank. Finally, if you do have a spill, the chances are high that the fuel will wind up inside your boat or in the water.Read more
Most people who have driven out into the Kowaliga Basin to watch the Independence Day fireworks agree it’s one of the year’s most memorable nights on Lake Martin. The Russell Lands fireworks show at the Lake Martin Amphitheater, considered one of the best in the Southeastern U.S., is undeniably spectacular, and it appears doubly so when you’re floating in water that reflects all the brilliant bursts of light flashing overhead.Read more